I’ve been working a lot lately on staying present. Staying in the ‘now.’ No matter what I’m doing, lately, I’m trying to only be doing that one thing. Whether I’m reading a book, studying, watching TV, having a conversation with someone, or working out, I’m trying to do just that one thing. I was talking to a colleague the other day about ‘multitasking’ and how all the technology we now use has made it pretty darn easy to multitask. Because of all this technology, I can be watching TV, checking my email, replying to a comment on social media, and filing my nails at the same time. But why should I? “To get things done quicker!” I hear you saying. But are you really? Are things really getting done any quicker? Or are you just splitting your energy all over the place and only getting the same things done in the same amount of time….but feeling flustered?
Time is a big thing with us these days. “I just don’t have the time!” “I can’t find the time!” “I’ll do it when I have time!” We’re constantly struggling to find the time. We’ve been programmed to think that in order to get it all done, we have to do multiple things at one time. But by doing so, like I said, we split our energy. Yes, we’re getting things done, but because that energy is split, it’s taking longer to get each thing done, leaving us, really, right where we started.
And here’s another thing. The Law of Attraction is all about focusing on what you’re feeling. When you feel good, you’re attracting good things, when you feel bad, you’re attracting more of the things that make you feel bad. The problem with multitasking is you have no idea how you feel when you’re doing all of the things you’re doing at the same time. Other than flustered. You definitely feel flustered. If you’re doing five things at once, how can you possibly keep track of how you feel about any of them? You’re not, you’re focusing on getting those five things done so you can go do something you really want to do.
Your challenge for this week: Stop multitasking. Write down all the things you need to get done during your day. Pick one and do it. But be totally present when you do it. Find things to appreciate about that one thing you’re doing. Give it all you’ve got. Finish it and appreciate that you did that one thing. Then pick another thing to do and give that thing all you’ve got. Trust me, it’s not going to be easy at first. You’re going to struggle getting your brain to actually focus on JUST ONE THING. But, once you get it, you’re GOING to feel a shift…you’re going to realize that
Multitasking is overrated.